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Happy Veteran's Day

Post by Psalmbook on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:49 pm

Just wanted to give out a Happy Veterans Day to anyone who served in the US military or is family of a Vet! Thank you!
My hubby woke up and called it "Happy Me Day". He's retired Navy Very Happy
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Re: Happy Veteran's Day

Post by Guest on Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:00 pm

Is "happy" really the right word?

I spent most of my morning crying... I served, my grandfather is buried in a cemetary in Salerno, Italy maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission... Up here November 11th is "Remembrance Day" and it is not a "happy" observance. We all wear poppies to remember the fallen.

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Post by EVENTERTAINMENTS on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:05 pm

my great grandfather is buried on the belgium border... he never made it home, and left my grandma without a father at just 5 yrs old. My brother was taken from us in Afghanistan in 2008 aged just 22. I wouldnt ever dream of saying 'happy' day at all... not a day goes by when a soldier isnt announced to have been killed or seriously injured... these people have died serving for their country and people think its a good day Sad Its like the people who have spoilt the day here in the uk by marching through London city centre burning poppies... today is about remembering our fallen heroes...

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Re: Happy Veteran's Day

Post by Dynamike on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:57 am

I hope everyone's Veteran Day was great.
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Re: Happy Veteran's Day

Post by rosie t clown on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:03 am

Linda, thank your husband for his service for me. Also thank you for all that you did as a military wife – Christmases, Birthdays, holidays that were spent apart, separation for deployments, long hours…

I will share the “Happy me day” idea with my husband who is retired Navy. I like it .

In the US November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to thank the Vets for their service
We remember the war dead on Memorial Day – unfortunately that has been hijacked as the unofficial start of summer.
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Re: Happy Veteran's Day

Post by Psalmbook on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:10 am

I'm sorry & meant no offense. In the us we remember those that have served & are currently serving in our military on Veteran's Day. We have another day(my youngest son was born on this day) in May(the weekend of FABAIC) called Memorial Day where we observe the fallen. So sorry for anyone who has lost loved ones to serving their country. We have lost some wonderful friends on 9/11 at the Pentagon & will never forget them!
Blessings!
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Re: Happy Veteran's Day

Post by Sam I Am on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:24 am

We just had remembrance day in here in Oz, this is the first year that I have told my son (he's 5) the story of his great great granddad who served in WW2, he was a cavalry man and rode an Australian Waler, Dunrobin. When the time can for him to return to the UK he put his horse down on the dock, instead of letting him to go to the locals who would have eaten him. I think that's where my family's love of horses comes from. It makes me all weepy to think that he respected and honoured his mount enough to save him a painful and unknown death and he wasn't the only one, most cavalry men did the same.

Our service men and woman deserve so much respect for the jobs that they do, but I also think that having a happy day for them is as important as having a day to remember fallen friends.
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